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Speed Is the Name of the Game At the Vermont Summer Festival Horse Show

East Dorset, VT—August 8, 2002— Meghan Moran of Malvern, PA, proved speed was no object as she won the $3,000 Open Speed competition at the Vermont Summer Celebration, part of the 2002 Vermont Summer Festival held at Harold Beebe Farm in East Dorset, VT.

Moran and Z-Max pushed speed to the maximum, clocking in at 65.38 seconds to claim victory. Moran also placed fourth riding Mr. Happy.

Last week’s winner of the $3,000 Open Speed, Tracy Bartko of Hughesville, MD, was the runner-up this time around with Argus. Bartko was also fifth with Cannon Boy.

Breaking up an all-female domination of the top five, Ireland’s Cian McDermott placed third with D’Accord.

The five-week Vermont Summer Festival, New England’s largest “AA” rated hunter-jumper horse show circuit, featured the Manchester Summer Festival, July 10-14, the Manchester Classic, July 17-21, the Valley Classic, July 24-28, and the Manchester and the Mountains Horse Show, July 31-August 4. International show jumping action concludes with the Vermont Summer Celebration, August 7-11.

Each week the Vermont Summer Festival features several open jumper classes including the $35,000 Grand Prix class each Sunday. Friday’s featured event at the Vermont Summer Celebration will be the $10,000 Mini Prix, sponsored by Bruce Chovnick LLC. Top riders and horses, both nationally and internationally, are showcased in these USET-recognized events.

For further information please visit the Vermont Summer Festival website at or call 802-362-7548.


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